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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Vinay Virmani

Brampton-born actor Vinay Virmani joins the cast of The Steps at this year’s festival. He’s known for his role in Breakaway, a film about Canadian hockey. READ MORE: What happens behind the scenes at a TIFF after party?

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Noreen Flanagan Source: Luis Mora

TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Benjamin Arthur

Benjamin Arthur calls LA home, but he enjoyed being back home in Canada to film The Steps—even if it was cold! “It was a nice juxtaposition,” he laughed. As for TIFF, he says the whole experience doesn’t compare to anything in the world. “I have to pace myself.” READ MORE: Everything you need to know about TIFF 2015  

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: BilallFallah

It’s Bilal Fallah first time at TIFF and first time in Canada. “It’s been a dream of mine to come here,” says the Belgium director of Black, a film about the gang culture amongst the Dutch, Flemish, French and Arabs in Brussels. “It is above happiness. I am enjoying every second of it. Blackwas filmed in the underbelly of my city, so it’s not as nice as Toronto!” READ MORE: The 11 best Red Carpet beauty looks of the week

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Kate Corbett

After checking out our 3-D cover, Kate Corbett—who’s at TIFF for The Steps, compared it to taking psychedelic drugs. “Not that I’ve done that,” laughed the Newfoundland-born actress. “It’s just how I imagine you might feel. It was unreal.” READ MORE: The best Red Carpet TIFF 15 Beauty

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Adil El Arbi

Adil El Arbi said he wants to do a movie in 3D after looking at our cover. “You could really travel the world with this; so cool!” said the Belgian director. The other thing that’s cool is the audience’s reaction to his and Bilal Fallah’s movie Black. “People laughed, people cried, people were angry, people were scared: I could feel all the emotions in the audience. That was a pretty cool experience.” READ MORE: TIFF 15 by the numbers

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Kardinal Offishall

After checking out our 3-D cover Kardinal Offishall said it was “very dope” and “super cool.” We’ll take that endorsement from Canada’s hip-hop icon. He’s at TIFF to support 30elephants.com,a non-profit group he and his wife Tashi, launched that funds international travel experiences for teens. “It’s cool to do the usual celeb routine here at TIFF but to be involved in something so meaningful away from this is really cool.” READ MORE: The making of ELLE Canada’s 3D cover!    

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Connor Jessup

Connor Jessup is having a pretty sweet TIFF 15. The 21-year-old Torontonian directed a short in the festival and he’s also starring in a feature film. Boy, is about a kid “who dies in a bike accident and then silently trails his classmates home from school.” The feature, Closet Monster, is about a teen coming to terms with his sexuality. READ MORE: 15 of the coolest Canadians you need to know

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Deragh Campbell

Deragh Campbell is one of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival’s Rising Stars. She’s touted as the next Sarah Polley and Michelle Williams. The Toronto-based actress left writing for acting after appearing in I Used to Be Darker. Next up: Roles in The Pursuit of Happiness and The Other Half. READ MORE: Where to spot celebs at TIFF 2015  

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: David Oyelowo

This star is in town to promote his first big role since Selma, a drama about a grieving husband called Five Nights In Maine. READ MORE: 5 films you can’t miss at TIFF 15

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Karelle Tremblay

Karelle Tremblay had her TIFF debut last year in the FLQ drama, Corbo. This year she’s in Les êtres chers, a movie that follows the lives of Québécois family after the patriarch kills himself. She’s also one of this year’s Rising Stars. READ MORE: The 10 movies we can’t wait to see this fall

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Aliocha Schneider

Aliocha Schneider was born in Paris, but raised in Quebec. He made his big-screen debut in the box office hit Bon Cop, Bad Cop. This year he joins the cast of Closet Monster—the coming-of-age film about a young teen grappling with his sexuality. READ MORE: BTS at the Trumbo premiere after party.

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada Photo studio: Ine Wilmann

Ine Wilmann appears in the Norwegian film, Homesick, which is billed as an incest drama. Wilmann’s character meets how half-brother for the first time in her late 20s and they have a relationship. READ MORE: Check out more ELLE Canada studio portraits.  

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Matt Murrary

Funny guy, Matt Murray was in town for his film Let's Rap. It’s a comedy about a brother and sister who create a talk show. Murray, who also stars in ABC Family’s Kevin From Work, was born in Detroit but studied theatre at Humber College. “I couldn’t afford school in America and the tuition here was $4,500 rather than $45,000. Canada made me! This is where I started my career.” READ MORE: Top 10 Canadian YouTube stars

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Christine Horn

This was actually this Toronto actress' second visit to our portrait studio this week—that's how cool our virtual reality experience is, we suppose! READ MORE: The best red carpet beauty from TIFF 2015 so far

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Lars Kraume

This German director is the guiding hand behind TIFF 2015 film The People vs Fritz Bauer, about the fight to bring a Nazi war criminal to justice. READ MORE: How to get Elizabeth Olsen's TIFF hair look

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Sean Bridgers

He may play a kidnapper in TIFF 2015 film Room, but on his visit to our portrait studio, this Canadian actor was relaxed, enjoying himself - and even brought his daughter along for the experience. READ MORE: 5 can't miss films at TIFF 2015

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Rossif Sutherland

This Hyena Road actor was initially reluctant to try out the virtual reality technology, but once he got the headset on, he couldn'd get enough of our 3D cover. READ MORE: Celebs on boats at the Venice Film Festival

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Aislinn Paul

This familiar face from Degrassi is set to return to the small screen this fall in Heroes Reborn. READ MORE: The best and worst dressed celebs at TIFF

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Noah Reid

This Canadian actor, at TIFF for a film about being awkward called Kevin from Work, maintained his sense of reality, even with the 3D headset on. He was one of the few who could still point to the "real" door while immersed in the virtual setting of our cover. READ MORE: 100+ incredible celebrity red carpet moments

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Christian Zubert

This German director discussed his new film Tour de Force and his love of spaghetti vongole during a quick visit to the lounge. READ MORE: Kim K's kraziest red carpet moments

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Scarlett Jane

Musical duo Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire popped by the Tastemaker's lounge for a joint session in the photo studio. READ MORE: 11 best beauty red carpet looks of the week

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Miranda Rae Mayo

This actress (who you may recognise from Pretty Little Liars) brought a bubbly energy to the room when she came to the lounge with several of her The Girl in the Photographs castmates, a serial killer movie with a distinctly darker vibe! READ MORE: Blake Lively's beauty transformation

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Claudia Lee

This Girl in the Photographs actress (also recognisable as Magnolia Breeland in Hart of Dixie) chatted about how much she loves her French Bulldog's snorts of happiness before giving the virtual reality cover a whirl. READ MORE: 23 celebs with the most OTT manis

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Luke Baines

This Aussie model / actor popped in with two of his The Girl in the Photographs castmates. READ MORE: Kylie Jenner's beauty evolution

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Emmanuelle Chriqui

This native Montrealer is at TIFF to celebrate her role in The Steps. Fun fact: She was a child actor who starred in a McDonalds commercial. READ MORE: 15 times Lady Gaga's brows were ON FLEEK

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter of Parenthood fame was in town to support the Canadian comedy-drama The Steps. The film was shot in Ontario cottage country and Ritter says the scene was amazing. “We got there before it started to snow and it was so green and colourful and then it snowed and it was a wonderland.” READ MORE: 17 celebrity style twins

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Giacomo Gianniotti

Giacomo Gianniotti is Toronto-born LA-based actor who’s back in town trying to sell a feature film called Acquainted. It’s a love story about a man and woman in their late 20s falling in love. They’re both in other relationships and they have to decide whether to take a risk on something new and exciting.” When he’s not shopping the feature, his other day gig is playing Dr. DeLuca Grey’s Anatomy. READ MORE: Why Taylor Swift owned summer 2015

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Peter Sollett

It’s director Peter Sollett’s third time at TIFF and it’s been a charm—based on the standing ovation his film, Freeheld, received at its premiere. “There’s a real responsibility when you direct a film based on a real story because you’re taking someone’s legacy in your hands.” READ MORE: North West's covetable Balmain wardrobe

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Alex Paxton Beesley

This Canadian actress dished on her love of her mom's "homemade apple crisp" while waiting to get her portrait taken by photographer Luis Mora. READ MORE: Music videos that wil make you want to shop

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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14

TIFF 2015 ELLE Canada studio portrait: Glen Baxter

This television journalist had a great time in the lounge...although he did confess there're no place he'd rather be than "my sun drenched terrace at home in July". READ MORE: Celebs in the FROW at NYFW

Image by: ELLECanada.com By: Sarah Laing Source: Luis Mora
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TIFF 2015: Portraits from the ELLE Canada studio: September 13 & 14